Gender officer

Action Against Hunger | ACF-International

Job Summary

Action Against Hunger works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, fo...

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 1 year

Job Description

Action Against Hunger works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.

Job Summary

  • This position is based in Damaturu, Yobe State and reports directly to the Sector Manager-Social Protection.
  • The Gender Officer will lead and support the implementation of all gender equality and mainstreaming initiatives and strategies funded by ECHO in the mission.

Task and Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and ensures implementation of Action Against Hunger minimum standards on Gender mainstreaming in humanitarian and in development projects in Nigeria mission.
  • Support capacity building for project teams and organizational development for local government stakeholders.
  • Leads and conduct gender analysis, technical studies, assessments on gender in social protection projects.
  • Provides technical input on Gender mainstreaming and/or coordinate technical support on gender sensitive programming in WASH, nutrition, social protection sectors with relevant sector specialists if required.
  • Leads in integrating gender into MEAL processes in operation areas; setting of specific indicators for process monitoring and follow up that, advising team in getting gender specific information through spot monitoring and Post Distribution Monitoring (PDM) process,
  • Initiates innovative documentation process to capture learning and changes, support team to get sex, age and gender disaggregating data.
  • Supports local stakeholders in organizing and carrying out advocacy and campaign for greater gender equality and equity in social protection programmes.
  • Engages with state and local women’s rights organizations and mobilize collective voice around gender discrimination in the post conflict setting.
  • Take the initiative to understand the logical framework and review the Gender mainstreaming indicators (LFA) of the ECHO project accordingly.
  • Ensure the compilation of need/feasibility assessments and related reports. These reports must be well synthesized, documented and transmitted to the Sector Manager Social protection and the Multi sectoral PM.
  • Contribute ideas based on field experiences in informing gender equality and equity and Training manuals as requested.
  • Responsible for supervising and quality assurance of all Gender equality and mainstreaming interventions in a given LGA of intervention.

Position Requirements

  • Degree in Public Health, Social Sciences, Sender Studies, or any related field.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in design, development and management of gender Equality in social protections programme including a minimum of 1 year in a field coordination role.
  • Proved experience in displacement and durables solutions contexts.
  • Well-developed knowledge and understanding of protection principles, gender mainstreaming and women’s rights, in areas of early recovery and resilience building.
  • Demonstrated experience of working in collaboration with local partners and government institutions;
  • Well-developed analytical and strategic planning skills with the ability to influence the wider programme strategy;
  • Demonstrated experience of conducting trainings, and providing capacity building to local partners and beneficiaries on gender issues;
  • Able to work under time pressure and long hours whenever required.
  • Resilience, flexibility and adaptability to work successfully under stressful conditions.
  • A high level of social-cultural sensitivity when dealing with colleagues, partners and beneficiaries.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including diplomacy and tact, in order to be able to liaise effectively with a range of stakeholders, including NGO partners, community leaders and government officials;
  • An ability for creative problem solving and innovation in complex and /or restrictive working environments
  • User level computer literacy (Office Package, Outlook, etc.)
  • Willingness to travel and reside in rural, remote and insecure areas in Yobe.
  • Fluency in Hausa, English and Kanuri will be an added advantage.
  • Commitment to Action Against Hunger mission, values and policy.


  • Advert may close before the due date, once we have received applications from qualified candidates
  • Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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